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And the penny drops… Bahrain-Qatar wise

And the penny drops… Bahrain-Qatar wise

28 May, '102 Comments

Try to follow this thread: Hawar islands, Zubara, International Court of Justice, Oil, Gas, Concessions, Propaganda, GCC, Fishing, 106 Sailers, Political position. Insignificance.

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Bahrain/Qatar relations on the frizz again?

Bahrain/Qatar relations on the frizz again?

26 May, '105 Comments

For days now I see daily reports in our newspapers that Bahraini fishermen, both hobbyists and professionals, have landed into hot water with our neighbourly Qatari Coastguards who seem to escort them directly to jail, without passing Go. At the last count, there appears to be 107 Bahraini fishermen in Qatari custody

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Ooooof!

Ooooof!

20 May, '100 Comments

I know, I know, I’m a news junky. Sue me. But for hilarity, I always turn to our local rag, the illustrious GDN, aided and abetted by our Parliament or honorable parliamentarians. Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad: It is the duty of the young to […]

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Postcards from Berlin 2 – The Bundestag

Postcards from Berlin 2 – The Bundestag

20 May, '100 Comments

My friend Lucien Koch gave us a quick physical and informational tour of the German Parliament’s buildings in Berlin.

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Lessons in Citizenship

Lessons in Citizenship

20 May, '100 Comments

Yesterday was a full day with us starting with a visit to Der Tagesspiegel and chatting with its editor responsible for both online and print media and then to the Bundespressekonferenz to listen to about a dozen ministerial spokespersons, who each in turn presented the latest news from his ministry and fielded questions from the audience.

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